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taliban fighters launched ambush. they were surrounded. the resulting 10 hour fire fight was one of the bloodiest of the afghan war. the soldiers caught in a difficult position with their base tea at the bottom of the valley and taliban controlling the higher ground. despite that sergeant was able to call in air support that killed 30 enemy fighters and even with a snap nell wound he risked his life to retrieve the bodies of the fallen around him. >> he and his team started charging as enemy fire poured down and they kept charging 50 meters, 80 meters, ultimately 100 meet run through a hail of bullets. they reached their fallen friends and they brought them home. >> this award is for the 8 soldiers who didn't make it. for the rest of the team that fought valiantly and imagine any if i sently that day. >> what a moment that was. retired staff sergeant the 80th living honor of recipient there was a light moment when his son first tried to climb the president's podium and made a mad dash for the chair where his dad was supposed to sit. military escorts brought the toddler back to hi
about what it's like to live with the taliban? what it's like to live with al-qaeda. tearing down statues of religious icons, terrorizing women, making it unlivable for people who are trying to start a business. why don't we talk about that? instead, you want to blame the united states. i don't understand it. >> well, i've been to afghanistan many times, juan, and i'd be happy to go with you. i feel that after ten-plus years of occupation there, when we leave, the afghan people are going to be struggling themselves over who is in control of their government. we can't come in from the outside and socially engineer other people's countries. what we have to do is protect ourselves here at home. >> juan: amany at protecting ourselves by killing terrorists and doing it strategically, surgically as opposed to launching a full scale war. but you don't seem to agree. >> that's just not true. we're creating more enemies than we're killing. we're violating international law and our own constitution, including americans overseas with absolutely no judicial process. that is shameful. >> juan:
to us and said they were going to renounce themselves from the taliban. and this is how i believe we win the war, for what it's worth. i believe that by lowering the supporters of the taliban and by that and stopping their freedom of movement, we win the war and stop terrorism. so that's what we were trying to do on this mission. but almost immediately upon entering the village, my team was under attack. it was an ambush, and it was big. it didn't take me long to realize that it wasn't a normal ambush. i've been in quite a few fire fights by this time, but it's like at the first of any fire fight it's kind of like the dust comes in, you try to figure out any situation, the dust comes in, you figure it out, and then your training kicks in, and you just start doing your job after about 10 or 15 minutes. but not in this fight. it was like one thing after another started to fail us. and everything started to fall like a house of cards. everything that we relied on in every other fire fight to support us wasn't happening. it was like our mission was falling quickly like a house of cards. and
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